Arctic security: Policy analysis of the circumpolar states
Author: Margrét Cela
Since the end of the Cold War the security scenario in the Arctic region has changed significantly. Academics have written about new dimensions of security states must now take into consideration. The purpose of this article is to compare the declared policies of the eight member states of the Arctic Council – Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States – focusing on sovereignty, security and defense. The purpose is to establish: a) whether the new security scenario is reflected in these states’ official policy documents, and b) whether there is a difference between the policies of the five coastal states – Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Norway, Russia and the USA – and the other three circumpolar states.
The article is available on Skemman.